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♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in >>> under the boardwalk. hurricane obama buries romney. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start with this. the hurricane and this president. hemingway called it grace under pressure, the highly educated call it good government. the american people who count the most call president obama's handling of tropical storm sandy positive. 4 out of 5 give him good marks as first responder in the crisis. the question before the election is whether this huge story about disaster and executive response is the last big one before we vote. is it the october surprise? the black swan that swoops out of nowhere and changes everything? as scarlet o'hara said, there's always tomorrow. chuck todd is nbc's political director and john heilemann is "new york magazine's" national affairs editor and an msnbc analyst. i guess that's my question to start, but let me give you this first. the president this afternoon bagged a big endorsement, new york mayor mike bloomberg, who is always interesting to watch. he cite
friends of mitt romney and who often are on mitt romney's side say they benefit from his administration. even the corporations have to stand up and them what we already know, he's a big liar. >> there's a limit even for them. ari melber gets tonight's last word. "the ed show" is up next. up next, "hardball with chris matthews." >>> good government, good politics. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this, i can't think of a better job than helping the american people defend themselves. fortunately for president obama, that's his job this week. he signed up for it, and now it needs doing. there's no walking away from it, nothing that takes precedence over putting his head and heart into ensuring the absolute best of his ability that people in the northeast part of the country recover and begin to reconstruct from this natural . >> even though the cha firefighters have been blocked from getting to the fire due to high floodwaters. and as we told you yesterday, a construction crane that collapsed because of
personality asked him an overtly political question about mitt romney. let's take a listen. >> is there any possibility that governor romney may go to new jersey to tour some of the damage with you? >> i have no idea nor am i the least bit concerned or interested. >> right. >> i have a job to do here in new jersey. i have got 2.4 million people out of power. i have got devastation on the shore. i have got floods in the northern part of my state. if you think right now i give a damn about presidential politics, then you don't know me. >> let's talk about that, chuck, and i do believe it. you know, i have been having a big -- we had a big production meeting today talking about the motives that move people. it's always complicated. when you're in war you worry about your buddies and getting through the night achieving your mission. there may be medals down the road but they're not on your mind certainly i can imagine. any political medal it's will have to come as afterthoughts. that's my thinking. i am not a 23450i eve person. i think they're doing their jobs. your thoughts. >> i do, too. new
't bothered to vote. with four days to go, president obama and mitt romney made their closing arguments today at multiple stops in ohio and wisconsin. take a look at some of the sights and sounds from this day of campaigning. ♪ >> in this campaign he's tried as hard as he can to repackage, to repackage these same policies and offer them up as change. >> do you want more of the same or do you want real change? >> giving more power back to the biggest banks, that's not change. >> and we need real change. >> another $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy, that's not change. >> president obama has tried to convince folks that these last four years have been a success. >> by the way, when you try to change the facts just because they're inconvenient to your campaign, that's definitely not change. >> he wants to take all the ideas from the first term, you know, the stimulus, the borrowing, obama care, all the rest, and then go back and do it all over again. >> you may be frustrated sometimes at the pace of change, but you know what i believe. >> we're four days away from a fresh start, four
that, of course, mitt romney -- >> well, anybody -- here's where it happens. the president this morning toured that devastation down in jersey with governor chris christie. afterwards, they had some kind words for each other. let's watch. >> pleased to report that he has sprung into action immediately to help get us those things while we were in the car riding together. so i want to thank him for that. he has worked incredibly closely with me, since before the storm hit. i think this is our sixth conversation sincing te ing tht and it's been a great working relationship to make sure that we are doing the jobs that people elected us to do. and i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state. i heard it on the phone conversations with him and i was able to witness it today personally. it's my honor to introduce to all of you the president of the united states. >> good job, chris. i have to say that governor christie, throughout this process, has been responsive. he's been aggressive in making sure that the state got
. what do you think? because he clearly thinks it might be. >> not only that, the romney campaign believes that it might be. they wouldn't have canceled their events and said, we're going to see this turf. we're not going to try to compete on this front. we're not going to try to have competing events or look tone deaf, try to isolate a couple of days and hope that you can get back on the campaign trail. the fact of the matter is, there's no party of this -- this race is frozen in place like this. >> yes. >> any professional that looks at this realizes that's a great way of doing it. the caution flag is out and everybody is sort of doing their laps in place and when the green flag comes down, there will be a quick sprint but i think the tone will change and i don't think this helps -- it certainly -- it hurts romney in two ways. one, the romney has got a job to do. mitt romney has nothing to do during this crisis. the president has stuff he can do. that's number one. and, second, if romney felt as if momentum was starting to take hold here and he had this opportunity to start talk
. the president canceled his campaign events and mitt romney has done the same. the president -- >> but not before coming out against fema. now, this is where i talk about the strange things. it's not just the weather. it's the conjunction of weather and politics. now, not long ago in june we're going to look at a picture now, this is when the republican candidate for president, mitt romney, went on the usual ideological facet people take saying let's get rid of this and let the states handle it. nobody is saying that tonight. >> fema is about to rub out of money. some people say maybe we're learning a lesson that the states should take on more of this role. >> absolutely. every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. and if you can go even further and send it back to the private sector, that's even better. we're borrowing $1.6 trillion more this year than we're taking in. >> including disaster relief. >> we cannot afford to do those things without jeopardizing the future for tour kids. it is simply immoral
with the after-effects of sandy. we had originally heard that mitt romney would not be campaigning. now he will be holding an event in ohio, which they are calling storm relief event. i don't have any much further details on that. but, again, obviously this has taken not just a toll in terms of lives, in terms of costs of lost businesses, of the damage that has been done, but there are these huge political implications a week before the election a lot of early voting going on across the country, so that's something else that we'll get evaluated as this day goes on. let's talk a little about connecticut. this is a state that has lost 600,000 -- has left 600,000 utility customers in the dark. much of the coastline has been hit very hard. there are towns that are underwater. reporter jeff stecker from nbc station wvit in old saber, connecticut, gave us this update a short time ago. >> reporter: where we're standing right now is about to my upper thighs and water so it's receded. that was the big problem. behind me some guys are checking on a building here that fronts right up to the connectic
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